Spring is all about the leafy greens, crisp roots, and crunchy stems. Here’s everything you need in your kitchen drawer to make sure those gorgeous seasonal beauties stay beautiful from tote to table.
Great for peeling asparagus stems and broccoli stalks, transforming carrots into ribbons, shaving hunks of Parmesan, and creating strips of lemon zest for cocktails or garnishes.
To buy: $10; amazon.com.
Fine Mesh Strainer
Briefly cook peas, fava beans, and snap peas in boiling salted water, then transfer to a fine-mesh strainer set inside a bowl of ice water. You'll lift out the blanched veggies with ease (no fishing them out from the cold water). You can also use the strainer to wash uncooked grains: A rinse can help prevent quinoa from tasting bitter and remove residue from grains like farro.
To buy: $20; amazon.com.
This is the most effective tool for washing and drying spring greens, herbs, and sandy leeks. Dressing clings better to drier leaves.
To buy: $30; amazon.com.